What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Woman Work?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Woman Work?

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    1. Repetition: The use of the same word or phrase multiple times. Repetition is used only in the first 14 lines. The word “The” has been used multiple times at the beginning of the lines.
    2. Alliteration: The repetition of the same letter sound across the start of several words in a line of text. For example, “Then see about the sick”.
    3. Personification: A poetic device where animals, plants, or even inanimate objects, are given human qualities. For example,

    “Fall gently, snowflakes

    Cover me with white

    Cold icy kisses and

    Let me rest tonight.”

     

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